SWATCH POST: Joe Fresh Gel Look polishes

Hello loves, it’s been a while!

For those who don’t follow me on Instagram, I gave birth to our son last week so I’ve been spending the last little while snuggling with little Bubs and being a Mommy (with naked nails!) But I finally got a minute for my nails, which was perfect because I just so happened to receive these brand new Joe Fresh Gel Look polishes to test out!

The colours I received for review  were Cotton Candy, Raspberry Tart and Key Lime Pie. These polishes are designed to last as well as gel polish, without requiring a UV Light, base coat or top coat. As you can see from the release that came along with my polishes, they boast that this polish can last up to 14 days! I’ll have a second post coming where I review the lasting power of the polish to see how long it lasts for me.

For my below swatches, I applied my polish as directed with no base coat and no top coat.

 

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Cactus Pattern Nails

Hello Darlings & happy Saturday!

Today I have some cute cactus pattern nails to share with you! I’ve been seeing a lot of adorable cactus manicures popping up in my Instagram feed lately including adorable manicures by @ChelseaQueen, @NailAllie, & @theBaseCoat. So with so much amazing inspiration around me, I had to try and create my own cactus design! It took two tries (my first attempt was, ahem, not the prettiest) but I think that my final design turned out quite cute!

 

The polishes I used for this manicure were:

  • China Glaze I’ve Got A Blue Attitude
  • Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art pen in Green
  • Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art pen in Purple
  • Essence The Green and The Grunge
  • Quo by Orly Diva
  • ACO by Ardene Techno Green
  • Essie Gel Setter

 

First off, can I just comment on how perfect China Glaze I’ve Got A Blue Attitude is? I picked it & We’ve Got The Beet on payday & I LOVE it! Anytime a colour looks like it glows on my nails, I’m pretty much guarenteed to fall in love with it & I’ve Got A  Blue Attitude definitely glows on the nail. I think it’s the perfect colour to pair with my little cactus design.

What nail patterns are you loving right now & where do you get your inspiration? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Crochet and floral accent nails inspired by @banicured_

whew! It’s been a super busy couple of weeks. The Mr and I moved into a brand new house and then I had one of the big head honchos visiting at work. Stress-ful. But with that over I can concentrate on the good things in life. Like POLISH! 

  

Today’s mani is inspired by the crazy talented @banicured_ who did these stunning crocheted floral nails a couple weeks ago. As soon as I saw them I put them right on my list of manicures to recreate! 

The polishes I used for this manicure were:

  • Essie Where’s My Chauffeur (non accent nail colour & floral) 
  • ACO by Ardene Golden Luxury (accent dots)
  • Mariposa Striper in White (crocheted pattern)
  • Essie Time for Me Time (base of accent nails) 
  • Essie Suite Retreat (blurple-floral) 
  • Essie Stones and Roses (pink-floral) 
  • China Glaze Be More Pacific (green-floral) 
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast top coat. 

So what do you think of my inspired by manicure? I really love how these turned out! Also I’m so in love with the Essie 2015 Resort collection (as you probably guessed as I used 3/4 polishes on this mani!) 

What are you wearing today loves? 💗

Girlie roses and polka dots inspired by 25_sweetpea and Martienails

I love a good floral, especially when the weather outside is less than Spring like. So since my floral Spring dresses are still currently packed up I thought a pretty floral mani was in need. Today’s mani inspired by  @25_sweetpea and  @martienails. The second I saw their girlie roses and polka dots it jumped right to the top of my to-do inspiration list! 

  

The polishes I used for today’s mani are:

  • Sally Hansen Big Teal (base colour)
  • China Glaze Feel the Breeze (base colour) 
  • ACO by Ardene Pink Parfait (roses) 
  • Sally Hansen Tickled Pink (roses) 
  • China Glaze Purple Panic (roses) 
  • China Glaze Be More Pacific (leaves)
  • Sally Hansen I 💗 Nail Art pen in green (leaves) 
  • Sally Hansen I 💗 Nail Art pen in white (polka dots) 
  • OPI I Snow You Love Me (round holo glitters) 
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. 

 

So what do you think of these girlie roses and polka dot nails? I love the blue and pink colour combo–and of course anything with floral makes me happy. 🌹and I hope you lovelies are enjoying more seasonable weather than we are here! Spring can come any day now!

Spring dotticure. 

  

Is there anything better than starting your day with pretty polka dot nails and a soy latte? Wearing Essie Haute as Hello which is my new favourite coral for Spring, with polka dots of Sally Hansen I ❤️ Nail Art pen in White and OPI My Favourite Ornament. 

I love how much these nails scream Spring! 🌻 what’s your favourite colour for Spring? I’m really loving corals and pinks right now!